Despite their clinical finishing in front of goal in Chisinau, Hodgson has claimed that his side's defensive display was one of the highlights of the performance in the World Cup qualifier.
The 65-year-old said: "In the first half, not only did we attack well but we defended well. We were quick to win the ball back when we didn't have it."
However, Hodgson has hinted that Terry could miss Tuesday's clash with Ukraine after limping off the pitch with an ankle injury in the latter stages of the match.
"My only concern is the injury to John Terry. I don't think it's a very serious injury, but Tuesday is very close. I will have to wait and see what the doctors tell me," he added.
Frank Lampard has praised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tom Cleverley for their displays in the victory.